A bit of sightseeing down valley in Basalt while Jan had her time on the Galileo Table wrapped up our visit to Snowmass. In Snowmass, ski clothes are the norm and skis are the common accessory. In Basalt, waders are the norm and fly fishing poles are the accessory. Basalt is a delightful old mining town with independent businesses lining Main Street. We found a lunch spot by the river and had delicious, house made veggie burgers.
Speaking of “down valley,” we heard a bit of local lingo while in town.
Down Valley: in the direction of decreasing elevation (assumed to mean Basalt unless otherwise noted)
Up Valley: in the direction of increasing elevation (assumed to mean Aspen unless otherwise noted)
On The Mountain: Snowmass in Snowmass, Aspen in Aspen. The other two ski resorts have to be named specifically.
Heavy Metal: private jet, as in “There’s a lot of heavy metal at the airport this weekend.”